The 2015 Summer Term course schedule is now available online at summerterm.unlv.edu. Registration opens March 16; exact registration windows are based on anticipated class standing, with priority given to upper level students.
Summer Term begins the week after spring finals, on May 18, and runs for thirteen weeks. Summer courses have the same academic content as fall or spring courses, but summer sessions move at a more rapid pace. Summer students typically tackle a semester’s worth of content in just three to five weeks. Courses during Summer Term, however, can run any length—you will see sessions which run the entire thirteen weeks, ten weeks, or eight weeks. Many academic departments also run online courses during Summer Term, giving students maximum flexibility to fit coursework around other commitments.
For many students Summer Term offers an opportunity to get ahead or stay on track on credits toward graduation. Entering freshmen can use summer to take any necessary remedial courses so they are ready to start on the path toward graduation in the fall. Clark County high school students are eligible to take summer courses as non-admitted students through UNLV’s Early Studies program, earning both high school and college credits. The credits transfer when they enroll in a degree program at UNLV or elsewhere.
Summer Term policies for refunds, drops, payment, and penalties often differ from fall and spring terms. Be sure to review policies, calendars, and Frequently Asked Questions on Summer Term’s web page if you plan to enroll.